16 Nov '11, 12pm

Social media had an impact on General Election: Teo Ser Luck

Social media did have an impact on the recent General Election, according to Minister of State (Trade and Industry) Teo Ser Luck in a panel discussion on new media today. He explained that opinions were spread rapidly and influencing people through social media during the course of the elections. There is a need to use such platforms to engage different groups of people, especially when the government introduces new policies and social media could be used to engage with a population that is more educated and would readily question any policies, Mr Teo said. Speaking as one of the panellists in a discussion organised by the Project Reach team, he added that the government is still learning how to utilise new media effectively. The regular Facebook user said that politicians should take a balanced view at all the comments posted online. Mr Teo also said that implementing goo...

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